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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 en·light·en /ɪnˈlaɪtṇ, ɛn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·light·en v. t.
 1. To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.
    His lightnings enlightened the world.   --Ps. xcvii. 4.
 2. To make clear to the intellect or conscience; to shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; to furnish with increase of knowledge; to instruct; as, to enlighten the mind or understanding.
    The conscience enlightened by the Word and Spirit of God.   --Trench.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand
           this proposal" [syn: edify]
      2: give spiritual insight to; in religion [syn: irradiate]
      3: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could
         you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who
         is at fault" [syn: clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize,
          crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten
         out, sort out, illuminate, elucidate]